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Amused To Death

double 33t hollandais

CD

Album sorti en Angleterre chez Columbia le 7 Septembre 1992.
Produit par Patrick Leonard et Roger Waters.
Enregistrements à Londres: The Billiard Room, Olympic Studios, CTS Studios, Angel Studios, Abbey Road Studios.
Enregistrement à Los Angeles: Devonshire Studios, Ameraycan Studios, Evergreen Recording, Johnny Yuma Recording.
Enregistrements à Nassau: Compass Point Studios.
Co-produit et enregistré par Nick Griffiths.
Mixé par James Guthrie à Devonshire Audio & Visual Studios, Burbank.
Ingénieurs du son: Hayden Bendall, Jerry Jordan, Stephen McLaughlan
Assistants: Mike Bosley, Andy Bradfield, Chris Brown, Brian Burrows, Ross Donaldson, Steve Heinke, John Lowson, Marc Moreau, Dary Sulich, Roy Sweeting, Jeremy Wheatley.

Références:
1992, CD anglais et américain: Columbia CK 47127

Infos:
- Alf Razzell et Bill Hubbard (à qui l'album est dédicacé) sont tous deux des vétérants de la 1ère guerre mondiale (Hubbard y laissera sa vie).
- Pour ecrire l'album, Roger Waters s'est inspiré du livre de Neil Postman "Amusing Ourselves To Death".
- Il y a un message caché (enregistré à l'envers) dans "Perfect Sense": "Julia - however - in the light and visions of the issues of Stanley - we have changed our minds. - We have decided to include a backward message. - Stanley - for you - and for all the other geek partners."
Waters avait demandé à Stanley Kubrick s'il pouvait utiliser des morceaux de la bande sonore de "2001 Odysée de l'Espace" (la voie de HAL notamment) pour Amused To Death. Kubrick refusa.
- On peut entendre des phrases en arabe dans "Late Home Tonight". En voici quelques unes traduites en français:
"...Et après quoi ! Pourquoi ne m'as-tu jamais aidé ? Tu mes laisse tout le temps seule à la maison et tu vas rejoindre tes gras amis pour des discussions interminables et inutiles..."
"Je travaille du soir au matin pour toi et ta famille et ça te passe au dessus de la tête !"
"J'ai besoin de me reposer, j'espère simplement que l'ange du mal viendra me chercher et m'emmenera avec lui !"
"Mort, Mort, Mort aux... impérialistes..."
"...il passe raremant ses journées à la maison... alors que elle, elle reste seule, seule à la maison... quand tous les hommes sont dehors ensemble au square, elle est abandonnée à sa solitude dans l'oubli..."
- Enregistré en Q Sound.

Titres:

1 - The Ballad Of Bill Hubbard                                                           4'19
Paroles et musique: Waters
Alf Razzell (Royal Fusiliers):
Vocal
Patrick Leonard: Keyboards, percussion programming
Jeff Beck: Guitar
Luis Conte: Percussion

2 - What God Wants, part I                                                                 6'00
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocal, EMU synthesizer, intro bass
Patrick Leonard: Keyboards, Choir arrangement
Jeff Beck: Solo Guitar
Geoff Whitehorn: Arpeggio Guitar
Andy Fairweather Low: Electric and acoustic rhythm guitars
Tim Pierce: Chorus guitars
Randy Jackson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter, N'Dea Davenport, Natalie Jackson: Background vocals
London Welsh Chorale conducted by Kenneth Bowen

3 - Perfect Sense, part I                                                                     4'16
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocals
P.P. Arnold: Vocals
Marv Albert (the voice of the NBA): Sportscaster
Patrick Leonard: Keyboard, 2nd sportscaster
B.J. Cole: Pedal steel guitar
Steve Lukather: Intro guitars
Rick DiFonzo: Low grunting guitar
Bruce Gaitsch: Acoustic guitar
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Luis Conte: Percussion
Brian Macleod: Snare, hi hat
John Dupree: Strings arrangements and conductor

4 - Perfect Sense, part II                                                                    2'50
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocals
P.P. Arnold: Vocals
Marv Albert (the voice of the NBA): Sportscaster
Patrick Leonard: Keyboard, 2nd sportscaster
B.J. Cole: Pedal steel guitar
Steve Lukather: Intro guitars
Rick DiFonzo: Low grunting guitar
Bruce Gaitsch: Acoustic guitar
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Luis Conte: Percussion
Brian Macleod: Snare, hi hat
John Dupree: Strings arrangements and conductor

5 - The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range                                             4'43
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocal, 12-string guitar
Patrick Leonard: Hammond organ, syntheziser
Tim Pierce: Guitar
John Pierce: Bass
Denny Fongheiser: Drums
Natalie Jackson, Lynn Fiddmont-Linsey: Background vocals

6 - Late Home Tonight, part I                                                             4'00
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocal
Andy Fairweather Low: Guitars, background vocals
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums, percussion
Luis Conte: Percussion
Steve Sidwell: Cornet
Nation Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Kamen: strings arrangements and conductor

7 - Late Home Tonight, part II                                                            2'13
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocal
Andy Fairweather Low: Guitars, background vocals
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums, percussion
Luis Conte: Percussion
Steve Sidwell: Cornet
Nation Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Kamen: strings arrangements and conductor

8 - Too Much Rope                                                                             5'47
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocal
Patrick Leonard: Keyboards
Andy Fairweather Low: Rickenbacker 12-string played with a feather
Geoff Whitehorn: Guitars
Steve Lukather: Additional Guitar
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Luis Conte: Percussion
Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter: Background vocals
Jessica and Jordan Leonard: Screaming kids at end
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Kamen: strings arrangements and conductor

9 - What God Wants, part II                                                                3'41
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters: Vocal
Charles Fleischer: TV Evangelist
Patrick Leonard: Keyboards
Tim Pierce: Lead Guitar
Andy Fairweather Low: Electric and acoustic rhythm guitars
Randy Jackson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Katie Kisson, Doreen Chanter: Background vocals

10 - What God Wants, part III                                                             4'08
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocals
Patrick Leonard: Keyboards, Choir arrangement
Jeff Beck: Solo guitar
Geoff Whitehorn: Guitar
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Luis Conte: Percussion
London Welsh Chorale (conductor: Kenneth Bowen)
Nation Philharmonic Orchestra (arrangements and conductor: Michael Kamen)

11 - Watching TV                                                                                6'07
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocals, acoustic guitar
Don Henley: Vocals
Patrick Leonard: Acoustic piano
Jeff Beck: Electric guitar
Andy Fairweather Low: Acoustic guitar
John Patitucci: Upright and electric bass
Gou Yi & The Peking Brothers: Dulcimer, lute, zhen, oboe, bass

12 - Three Wishes                                                                               6'50
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocal
Patrick Leonard: Keyboards
John 'Rabbit' Brundrick: Hammond Organ
Jeff Beck: Solo guitar
Tim Pierce: Chorus Leslie guitar
Andy Fairweather Low: Rhythm and feathered 12-string guitars
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Luis Conte: Percussion
Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter: Background vocals

13 - It's A Miracle                                                                                8'30
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocal, bass
Patrick Leonard: Piano, Synthesizers
Jeff Beck: Guitar
James Johnson: Bass
Jeff Porcaro: Drums
Jon Joyce, Stan Laurel, Jim Haas: Background vocals
London Welsh Chorale (conductor: Kenneth Bowen)

14 - Amused To Death                                                                        9'06
Paroles et musique: Waters
Roger Waters:
Vocals, acoustic guitar
Rita Coolidge: Vocals
Alf Razzell (Royal Fusiliers): Vocals
Patrick Leonard: Keyboards
Jeff Beck: Solo Guitar
Geoff Whitehorn: Electric guitar
James Johnson: Bass
Graham Broad: Drums
Katie Kissoon, Doreen Chanter: Background vocals

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